Gay USA: Gay legal expert Art Leonard and the ENDA debate
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Producer Gay USA
Our guest this week for our last 20 minutes is veteran gay legal expert Art Leonard, professor at New York Law School who will discuss a range of LGBT legal issues, including the constitutionality of the civil suit award against Rev. Fred Phelps Westboro Baptist Church and God Hates Fags Ministries for picketing a military funeral. He will also address the use of a hate crimes charge against the defendants in the murder of Michael Sandy as well as provide a legal analysis of the raft of cruising arrests around the country, including that of Sen. Larry Craig.
You can read more about Professor Art Leonard at: http://www.nyls.edu/pages/378.asp
Gay USA, a weekly news-hour, offers comprehensive news and analysis by and about the LGBTQ community. The program features lively repartee between hosts Ann Northrup and Andy Humm, as well as interviews with special guests. Produced at Manhattan Neighborhood Network, Gay USA airs several times a week on Free Speech TV. Each weekâs complete episode is streamed on www.freespeech.org and is available as an RSS feed. A weekly news summaryâideal for sharing with friendsâis available on http://community.freespeech.org.